Today I did a little brainstorming about what I want version 3 of the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows to be like. Probably the biggest thing I want to do is a complete overhaul of the user interface. This will probably include things like:
- More entry points
- Explorer toolbar resize option
- Drag-and-drop menu handler
- Better error reporting
Just so you can get a feel of what I’m talking about, here is a little prototype I made today:
Another thing I want to do is rip out all the GDI+ code and replace it with the newer Windows Imaging Component (WIC) technology. WIC handles a lot more metadata, and it is extensible so my program could in theory support every image format known to man (assuming someone develops a WIC codec for it).
Last, but not least, I would like to address some of the feature requests that have been out there for a while. For example:
- Check for updates
- One installer for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
- Settings dialog
- Specify default sizes
- Specify resized file name format
Who knows, maybe I’ll finally get some end-user documentation to put out there too. The future has much in store for this little utility!